We will be open at 9:00 am. Call 020 7590 0618
  • Pont Wilson, Tours Pont Wilson, Tours
    Pont Wilson, Tours
  • Royal Chateau of Amboise, Loire Valley, France Royal Chateau of Amboise, Loire Valley, France
    Royal Chateau of Amboise, Loire Valley, France

Paris & The Loire Valley

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,030 pp incl. flights


Short description

Explore the history, landscapes and wines of France’s Loire Valley on this nine-day tailor-made self-drive

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Paris
  • 2 Nights Tours
  • 3 Nights Chartres


Recommended for:
City | Food & wine | History & culture | Honeymoon | Self-drive

The Loire is the longest river in France, rising from the Massif Central and flowing 620 miles to the Atlantic Ocean, passing beautiful rolling countryside, some of France's finest vineyards, picturesque villages and an incredible concentration of grand country chateaux. Highlights of this nine-day holiday include touring the French capital in a Citroen 2CV, living like royalty in one of the Loire Valley's largest chateaux and discovering the region's amazing food and wine on a series of tastings and food-focussed tours.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK > Paris

Travel by Eurostar to Paris and on arrival you will be transferred by an Eco-friendly city car to your accommodation. As a first experience in Paris, enjoy a cruise on the Seine and entry to the Fragonard Perfume Museum.

Stay: Melia Notre Dame

Day 2

The French capital has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world, but even if you've seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre before, there's always more to discover. Which is why on your second day we've included a city tour with a twist - a journey through the heart of Paris in a classic French car, a Citroen 2CV.

Stay: Melia Notre Dame

Meals: B

Day 3
Paris > Tours

Collect your hire car and set off for the magnificent city of Tours, a Royal City and garden of France located in the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Meals: B

Day 4

After breakfast visit Chambord Castle, a fairy tale chateau set in the midst of a large estate. Built by King Francois I in the 16th century, its impressive roofs and the architectural masterpiece of a central winding staircase, which was designed and constructed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Then continue to the Castle of Blois, combining four different architectural styles. This riyal Castle of Blois presents a magnificent panorama of the art and history of the castles of the Loire

Day 5

After breakfast visit the Royal Château of Amboise, which is perched on a promontory overlooking the Loire and houses the tomb of Leornardo da Vinci in its chapel, and the former royal city of Blois, whose riverside castle is said to be the birthplace of Richard the Lionheart.

Stay: Chateau de la Bourdaisière

Meals: B

Days 6-8
Tours > Chartres

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy some free time in the city of Tours, then drive to Chartres, the capital of light and perfume

Stay: Mercure Chartres Cathedral

Meals: B

Day 9
Chartres > Paris > UK

After breakfast at your hotel, drive back to Paris and return your hire car, a private transfer will take you to Paris Gare du Nord to board the Eurostar back to London.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,030 pp incl. flights

Meet our experts

Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0618

Meet the team

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0618 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

Learn why Wexas is the leader in creating luxury holidays. What is tailor-made travel?

Expert advice & support

Visit us in our London office

Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation

Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected